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Man charged with strangling friend with Christmas lights

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Friday, October 11 2019 Oct 11, 2019 October 11, 2019 1:47 PM October 11, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WMC5
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee man has been charged with strangling his friend with a string of Christmas lights during an argument.
The Shelby County district attorney's office in Memphis said Thursday that 37-year-old Hans Banks has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge.
Prosecutors say Banks and his friend, 59-year-old Joseph Hurdle, were at Banks' apartment in July when an argument they were having turned violent.
Authorities say Banks hit Hurdle with an object, strangled him with a string of Christmas lights and left in Hurdle's vehicle. Banks later flagged down officers and told them there was a body in his apartment.
An affidavit shows Banks told police he was in a sexual relationship with Hurdle. Banks remains jailed.
Banks' lawyer did not immediately return a phone call Thursday.

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